Manuscript Collections - Oscar Clemen Stine Papers

March 13, 2020

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OSCAR CLEMEN STINE PAPERS,
10 linear feet, 10 linear inches (25 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

1884 Nov 13   Born at Sandyville (Jackson County), West Virginia. Son of Thomas and Emily
                        Josephine (Bogness) Stine.

1904                Graduated from Glouster, Ohio high school. Entered Ohio University (Athens).

1908                Ph.B. (liberal arts) from Ohio University.

1908‑13           Superintendent of Schools, Lithopolis, Ohio; science teacher, New Lexington,
                        Ohio (1909‑11) and Sparta, Wisconsin (1911‑12). Superintendent of Schools
                        Sparta (1912‑13).

1910‑21           Graduate work at the University of Wisconsin in agricultural economics
                        (part‑time, 1911‑13, full‑time, 1914‑16). Ph.D. received in 1921. Took courses at
                        Harvard and the University of Chicago (1910‑11).

1916‑22           Employed by the Department of Agriculture (Office of Farm Management) as an
                        assistant agricultural economist (1916‑19) and as an associate farm economist
                        (1916‑22). Became head of the Division of Statistical and Historical Research in
                        the newly organized Bureau of Agricultural Economics in 1922.

1919                One of the founders of the Agricultural History Society. President of the Society
                        in 1924 and editor of the Society's journal from 1927‑1932.

1919 June 30  Married Ruth Speerstra

1926                Delegate to International Institute of Agriculture, Rome. US Representative to
                        statistical commission to exchanging agricultural statistics. Toured Balkans and
                        Poland after Rome, advised US Consular Service on information gathering
                        program.

1934                Attended conferences of agricultural economists in Germany and Rome. Toured
                        Russia in hopes of exchanging agricultural information.

1938 Oct 27    Appointed by Secretary Wallace to a committee to study means of increasing
                        food consumption by low income families. Stine proposed a food stamp plan,
                        patterned on a Norwegian program, to make food available at reduced cost.

1939 Oct         Evaluated the work of the Bureau of the Budget's Central Statistical Board.

1946 June 13  Promoted to be Assistant Chief of the Bureau of  Agricultural Economics in charge of price and marketing studies.

1951 Aug 30    Retired. Accepted a position as an Associate Research Director with the
                        Twentieth Century Fund to prepare an appraisal of past US agricultural policies.

1950-1951       Consultant to Japanese ministry of agriculture on development of an economic
                        service for farmers.

1955‑‑              Part‑time work with the Library of Congress as Senior Agricultural Specialist.

1960's              Assisted West Virginia development boards as an economist and statistician

1974 Mar 29    Died at age of 89.

FOLDER LIST
                             
Box      Contents
1          A Miscellaneous
            Agriculture Committee
                     Policy and Program Committee, 1947
            Agriculture Department
                     Agricultural History Committee, 1941-1951 (2 folders)
                     Food Stamp Plan, 1941
                     Foreign Relations Committee, 1946‑1950
                     Graduate School, 1922, 1936, 1948-1966 and undated (3 folders)
                     History of USDA, 1951‑1970
                     Intern Program
                              Description, 1949‑1950
                              Committee on Cooperation, 1946-1951 (2 folders)

2                   Production Marketing Administration, 1948‑52
            Agricultural Economics Bureau
                     Correspondence, 1914-1950, 1957 and undated (9 folders)
                     Annual Report, 1936

3                   Handbook of Statistical and Historical Division, 1941
                     Press Releases, Newsletters, 1933
                     Reports and Studies, 1913-1950 and undated (3 folders)
                     Reports and Studies – Demand for Farm Products, 1951
                     Reports and Studies – Long Run Prospects
                              Outline and Introduction
                              Early Draft
                              Sections 4‑5
                              Sections 6‑7
                              Section 7C
                     Printed Matter, 1926
            Agricultural Experiment Stations
                     Cooperation with USDA , 1948‑1950 and undated

4          Agricultural History
                     Bibliographies
                     Book
                              Correspondence, 1923‑1925
                              Drafts
                                       Early
                                       1925
            Agricultural History Society, 1919‑1973
            Agricultural Inquiry Report to Congress, 1922 (2 folders)
            Agricultural Outlook, 1920-1939, 1942-1950, 1962-1966 (3 folders)
           
5          Agricultural Outlook, 1951
            Agricultural Policy, 1920-1929, 1933-1957 (5 folders)
            American Economic Association, 1946‑1948
            American Farm Bureau Federation, 1946‑1956
            American Farm Economic Association, 1916-1940, 1945-1970 (3 folders)
            American Statistical Association,   1938‑1957
            American University, 1931

6          American University, 1932‑1939
                     1940‑53
            Articles and Speeches - Partial lists
            Articles and Speeches, 1907-1943 (7 folders)

7          Articles and Speeches, 1944-1951 (11 folders)

8          Articles and Speeches, 1952-1965 (6 folders)
            Articles and Speeches – Agriculture and Civilization, undated
            Articles and Speeches – Historical and Geographic Studies As A Basis for
                     Readjustment, undated
            Articles and Speeches – South American Competition, undated
            Articles and Speeches – Miscellaneous Notes, undated
            Articles and Speeches – Fragments, undated
            B Miscellaneous
            Bean, L. H., 1926‑1950
            Benson, Ezra Taft, 1953
            Bowling, 1942‑1956
            Brookings Institution, 1932‑1936
            Buffer Stocks, 1943‑1946
            Business and Securities Analysts Conferences, 1945‑1951 and undated

9          C Miscellaneous
            Civil Service Advisory Committee, 1946‑1951
            Cosmos Club, 1926-1966 (3 folders)
            Council of Economic Advisers, 1949
            Council on Foreign Relations
                     Correspondence, 1943-1958 (2 folders)
                     U.S Policy Statements, 1918‑43
            D Miscellaneous
            Economic Committee, Joint Congressional,, 1956‑65
            Egyptian Agriculture Study, 1920
            Ezekial, Mordecai  1928‑59

10        F Miscellaneous
            Farm Credit Administration, 1940‑42
            Farm Statistics – Notebooks, undated (2 folders)
            Farmers Union, 1932‑45
            Federal Farm Board
            G Miscellaneous
            H Miscellaneous
            History of Agricultural Statistics, 1937, 1941-1951, 1960 (3 folders)
            Hoover, Herbert 1947
            Hoover Commission, 1948
            I  Miscellaneous
            Illinois Bankers Conference, 1949
            Income and Wealth Conferences, 1936-1946 (2 folders)

11        Income and Wealth Conferences, 1947, 1951 (2 folders)
            Income Study by A. G. Hart, 1942
            Inflation, 1941‑1948
            International Agricultural Conferences, 1926‑1949
            International Institute of Agriculture, 1925‑1936
            J  Miscellaneous
            Japan, 1947
            K  Miscellaneous
            L  Miscellaneous
            Landon, Alfred M. 1936‑1938
            M  Miscellaneous
            Maps
            Masonic Lodge, 1913‑1915
            N  Miscellaneous
            National Bureau of Economic Research, 1945‑1952
            Ohio University, 1915‑1966
            P  Miscellaneous

12        Parity and Price Supports.
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1947‑1958
                     Articles by O.C. Stine, 1921-1950 (2 folders)
                     Articles.by various authors, 1921-1943, 1948-1959 and undated (3 folders)
                     Book Chapters on Parity (2 folders)

13                 Notes (2 folders)
                     Legislation, 1948‑1954
            Personal Correspondence, 1909-1956 and undated (5 folders)
            Professional Organizations, 1936‑1948
            Progressive Movement, 1913 ‑1915
            Puerto Rico
                     Observations by C. C. Taylor, 1951
                     Sugar Cane, 1960
            Quakers
            R  Miscellaneous
            Religion, 1907‑1958

14        Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1932
            The Round Table, 1916‑1921
            Russia, 1931-1946 (2 folders)
            S  Miscellaneous
            Social Science Research Council, 1938‑1970
            Statistical Methodology, 1939‑1951
            Stine, O.C.
                     Biographical Data
                     Biographical Data – Memoirs
                     Colleges
                              Ohio University – Correspondence, 1905‑1908
                              Ohio University
                              University of Chicago, 1910‑1911
                              Wisconsin and Harvard – Correspondence, 1912‑1920

15                 Ely Book on Monopolies' & Trusts, 1916‑1921
                              Miscellaneous
                     Employment Record, 1914‑1955
                     Farm Records
                              Correspondence, Memoranda, Clippings, 1928-1939 (4 folders)

16                          Correspondence, Memoranda, Clippings, 1940-1959 and undated (4 folders)
                              Conservation Plan, 1951
                              Herd Books, 1938-1947 (2 folders)
                              Historical Notes

17                          Ledgers, 1928-1949 (2 folders)
                              Photographs
                              Receipts, etc., 1931-1946 and undated (3 folders)
                              Registered Cows & Heifers, 1935‑1944
                              Taxes, 1928‑1947
                              Miscellaneous
                     Files Transferred to National Archives

18                 High School, 1902‑1929
                     Household Operations, 1903-1959 (2 folders)
                     Income Tax Returns, 1921‑1943

19                 Journals, 1928-1940, 19451974 (6 folders)
                     Life Insurance Policies
                     Oral History and Personal Papers, 1953‑1973
                     Real Estate Other Than Farms, 1917‑1943
                     Retirement, 1951‑1952
                     Sports High School Reunions, 1947‑1963
                     Teaching Positions
                              High Schools, 1901‑1935

20                          Visiting Professorships, 1921-1961 and undated (3 folders)
            Stine Family
                     Correspondence, 1908-1969 and undated (5 folders)
                     Emily Stine Estate, 1909‑1913
                     Genealogy of Stine and Speerstra Families

21                 Miscellaneous
            Supply‑Demand, Surpluses, 1927‑1961
            T Miscellaneous
            Taylor, Henry C., 1925‑1966 and undated
            Trips
                     1912‑1921
                     1934 (Russia) Correspondence
                     1926 (Ataly, Balkans, Russia)
                     1949 (Europe) Correspondence
                     1934
                              Russia
                                       Itinerary, Notes, Reports
                                       Miscellaneous
                     1950 (Japan)

22                 1951‑1952 (Japan)
            Tugwell, Rexford, 1934, 1955
            Twentieth Century Fund, 1951-1959 (2 folders)
            W Miscellaneous
            Wallace, Henry C., 1921, 1951-1966 (2 folders)
            War Food Administration History, 1950
            West Virginia
                     Farm & Community Organization, 1942‑1968
                     Research, 1949-1969 and undated (5 folders)

23        Wheat  Publications – List
            Wheat  Publications (6 folders)          

24        Wheat  Publications (6 folders)

25        Wheat  Publications
            Willkie, Wendell L., 1943
            Wisconsin Peace Plan, 1915
            Z Miscellaneous
            Photos
            Printed Matter
            USDA
            Miscellaneous (5 folders)

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